Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Australian Youth Climate Coalition Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Environmental activities
Main activities
  • Advocacy and civic activities
  • Economic, social and community development
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The Principal Purpose of the AYCC is to protect Australias natural environment from climate change by educating young Australians to build a generation-wide movement of young people committed to taking action to reduce carbon pollution in their homes, schools TAFEs, Universities and communities. SEED: In FY2016 Seed, a branch of the AYCC and Australias first indigenous youth climate network continued to grow with volunteer groups extending across the country to bring our educational and leadership programs to a wider demographic of young people, giving opportunities to young people often missed by youth development programs. In FY16 we held a national youth Indigenous conference where 80 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from every corner of the country came together on Gadigal country in Sydney for a transformational summit. The four day summit included skills workshops, regional planning sessions, opportunities to share stories and knowledge, a sustainability project launch and a media action. SEED participants then engaged in sustainability projects in their communities to protect land, educate their peers and reduce pollution in their hometowns.Switched on Schools: Switched on Schools is AYCCs high school program that has been running for four years across Australia. In FY16 we delivered 11 summits, engaging around 1200 students. Summits are two-day events where high school students and teachers come together to learn about climate change, sustainability and how to create change in their schools and local communities. At these summits students start sustainability projects such as reducing paper waste, planting vegetable gardens and trees, and putting solar panels on the roof, that they then take back and develop at their schools.AYCC volunteers also delivered in school workshops to 130 schools and reached a further 20,000 students through presentations and online engagement platforms. The schools project has also worked with students from 390 schools through our Student Climate Action Network where students continue their engagement in their sustainability projects and create networks with students from other schools. Training: In FY16 AYCC empowered 450 young people through a combination of national, state and regional training camps, equipping young leaders with the skills, networks and information they need to lead sustainability projects and campaigns in their communities to protect the natural environment from climate change. In FY16 AYCC also continued the Climate Leaders Training Program, an intensive 9-month training program which brought together 80 young leaders from around the country for 3 intensive 4-day training retreats, where they built networks and gained the skills and confidence they need to help solve climate change. In between these training retreats, participants applied their knowledge and skills to the movement by committing to 8 hours of volunteer work each week.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Other
    • Youth - aged 25 to 30

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 20
  • Part time employees: 11
  • Casual employees: 35
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 600

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 31 December 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

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